Hey Tom: When I lived in NJ, my electrician installed a whole house surge thingy in the breaker box. I never had any problems, but I don't recall any lightning strikes. I'm interested in your power line networking. I live in the middle of nowhere, and I sometimes get mad at speed of wireless. Since I bought a spec home here, I didn't get a chance to run cables everywhere. My Electric Co Op is beta testing Broadband over power lines. Since I'm stuck with satellite here, I pray they let me have it. They said I might be able to participate in spring 2007 Art Tostaine On 10/12/06, qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx <qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Carmen Nuland wrote: > 3. Re: Home office design (Carmen Nuland) > > I have to agree about the outlets ... You can never have too many. Our > home > office is set up with two sets of 4-plex on the one wall where the > computer > desk was going to be. I really would like to have a UPS system, but > for now > I'm just using individual surge protectors. Make sure you have all the > wires you think you'll need run through the walls before the drywall > is on. > I would have liked to have CAT installed to a couple of other rooms in > the > house - not just the office, but it sounds like too much work now. Outlets! More outlets! And cable everywhere! However, I have been successfully using both wireless and home-powerline networking in my 3-story (2-story plus daylight basement) home for a couple years. Since it wasn't pre-cabled, it was an easy choice to try. And it's been reasonable to stay with since I'm a few hundred feet from even the closest other house. Being at the end of a sparsely populated, private gravel road with forest for quite a ways on all other sides has some advantages. For powerline networking, I started testing with Phonex units, but they didn't survive long. I've switched to Airlinks and survival rates have been excellent. > Not just home office design, but general house... And that brings me to my interest in this -- Our local co-op power company started offering "whole house" surge suppressors a couple years ago. Can't quite recall, but a couple hundred bucks or so, installed as a replacement meter outside of the house. We went with it and have been satisfied since, I suppose. That is, nothing's gone wrong as far as 'power surges' go. But it's long been advised _not_ to use surge suppressors in sequence due to some kind of feedback that could get started. I do use a number of them in-house in power strips and haven't had a problem since getting the 'whole house' unit. The IBM PS/2s we used to use had some kind of surge suppressors builtin; the user manuals actually warned that plugging them in to a surge suppressor power strip could void the warranty. Does anybody else have experience with 'whole house' units? I expect mine to provide some protection from outside utility surges. In-house, there's still always a chance of creating a surge. Tom Liotta -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 x313 253-479-1416 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.powertech.com -- This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing list To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/pctech.
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